A giant catfish and two giant lobsters inhabit a pool along the walls of the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). The most recent works at BCH have occupied temporary construction walls, but with the unveiling of a new lobby, our workspace is once more solid wall.
A turtle escapes from the smaller of the two ponds, catching a firm grip on a boy’s shoelace as he tries to net himself a lobster. It is evident to any on-looker that the task is futile because the net barely captures a single claw.
The catfish itself is the size of a small whale and emerges from beneath the dock. Its snout is covered in hooks attached to broken lines, the medals of its past victories against young fishing enthusiasts and seasoned veterans alike. There is little hope that this latest challenger will fare any better.